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Grateful Dead Live at Cumberland County Civic Center on 1979-05-13


Topics Live concert


Sugaree, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Jack A Roe, It's All Over Now, Candyman, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cumberland County Civic Center
Location Portland, ME

Source Audience Recording
Lineage NAK CM700, Sony 158SD
Taped by Barry Glassberg
Transferred by John Steinthal

Notes

NAK CM700, Sony 158SD Recorded by Barry Glassberg. A:D conversion by John Steinthal via Mark Cohen, encoded by Matt Vernon

Reviews

Reviewer: DMT - - May 14, 2012
Subject: thanks
set 2 is nice. there is a great "jimmy row" in the first set.
Reviewer: njpg - - May 13, 2012
Subject: Just listening to the 2nd set jam,
from Estimated on, it sounds like a pretty good show. The audience is a bit loud during the cool improv parts. Not many people took Space seriously as music, unfortunately. If it was a Pink Floyd concert, they'd be shushing each other and all you'd hear would be a bunch of coughing.
Reviewer: onthebus50 - - August 16, 2010
Subject: first time
i drove from new brunswick canada on a whim one afternoon to go to this show. hen i got there the doors had allready opened and everyone was inside and I did not have a ticket. Well everyone except for this one guy on the steps of the civic centre. i got out of the car and asked him if he he had any tickets. he said he had one, the ticket price was 12 dollars American I had no American money and just a 10 dollar canadian bill. He wanted to get in to see the start and 10 dollars was the deal. Thats when it all began for me and 31 years later I am still on the Bus and loving it!
Reviewer: jerlouvis - - September 14, 2009
Subject: Scarlet/Fire
This Scarlet/Fire,sorry to say,like the vast majority of this coupling is20 odd minutes of dull effect laden guitar noodling usually combined with Jerry forgetting the lyrics to one or both of the songs( not in this case).It seems like all Jer has to do at one point or another in a song is play fast or drop a few fans and some idiot will say it's the "best ever".In these two songs combined I heard about a minute and a half of somewhat interesting guitar playing.There are quite a few far superior versions of this tandem to be heard.
Reviewer: jimonline - - March 7, 2009
Subject: Great show!!
I remember Truckin' best from this concert.... I love the jam Jerry goes into at 5:40 and at 8:09 starts kicking ass!!! Those riffs struck a chord and stuck with me..... Still love this version!!

I saw them the day before at U Mass Amherst which was outside during the day... what a great time that was too!!!

I drove up to Maine after the Amherst show and got pulled over around 10:30 by the staties for speeding.... I forgot about the little baggie in my shirt pocket... oopsies!! They got a couple joints and a little hash, gave me 2 tickets and sent me on my way.... I paid the possession ticket but tried to dodge paying the speeding ticket, hey I wasn't planning to go to Maine again anytime soon.... lol when I went to renew my license 27 years later it came up on the books... lmao

Going to see the boys rock out on the spring tour... I saw my first Dead concert in 1973.. here it is 2009 and the music lives on.....

These archives are great!! Thanks to those who make them possible
Reviewer: mid-maine - - November 12, 2006
Subject: must just be maine
i've loved this for years. not the best recording, but a nice audio snapshot. it's amazing how RADICALLY different they are from just 5 months before. talk about turning a corner! aside from the fact that some prefer the sound of the keith and donna years, it is undeniable that this change was total: brent's organ-synth-electric-piano, jerry's tiger and new amping for all guitars, a more acoustic sound in some places, more effects in others.

the jams here are solid. the long truckin' into drums is awesome and free-formish, not unlike the let it grow in augusta later this summer. seems the boys always pulled out a special little jam or tune for the maine shows making them just a little different. the energized audiences were appreciative.
Reviewer: direwolf600 - - March 7, 2006
Subject: To Be Continued...
I plan on completing a review of this show some time soon, but just in case you stop by I wanted this to be here so you don't miss out. This Scarlet>Fire rivals any...don't take this lightly..read some of my other reviews if you need to. I am not bull shitting you. Rivals any and all. Fits snuggly in with Cornell and Manor Downs. Incredibly powerful performance with the subtle layering of Cornell on it. And a momentary return to 1974 turn on a dime dead. Just WOW!
Reviewer: dcain - - August 24, 2004
Subject: good audience recording
Jack Straw seems slow as molasses, not sure if it's the recording? Otherwise, the sound quality is nice, you don't hear much crowd except occasionally in the background. So many nice soundboards and performances for 1979, hard to give this a 4.
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